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Thomason Machine Works works to be profitable and environmentally friendly

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A local manufacturer shows it can be profitable and environmentally friendly at the same time.

Thomason Machine Works has received the annual Governor's Sustainability Award for 2014.

The company, which makes machine repair replacement parts, has won numerous awards for being a green facility.

"Sustainability is really cheap and easy. It's really a train of thought, a frame of mind. It's not a hard thing and the money savings that you can do from sustainability can, again, equate all through," says Sales Manager Mike Thomason.

The company has applied for a grant for its acre-plus habitat in its back yard to work with local Eagle Scouts and Hoo Haven.

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